Single Parent Employment Initiative

The Single Parent Employment Initiative will help eligible single parents receiving income and disability assistance to secure sustainable employment. In addition to the current services and supports available through the Employment Program of BC, single parents may also be eligible for:

  • Up to 12 months of funded training for in-demand jobs or a paid work experience placement;
  • Child care costs covered while participating in the program and throughout the first year of employment;
  • Transit costs to and from school; and
  • If you are a single parent assessed as needing training in order to gain employment in one of today‚Äôs in-demand occupations, you will be able to continue receiving income assistance for up to 12 months while participating in approved training.

Eligible single parents can access these services and supports through their local WorkBC Employment Services Centre.